Surrey, B.C., Canada (and Delta BC) is the second largest populated city in British Columbia, Canada. The City of Surrey is considered a major commercial centre, recreational destination, a hub for light industrial and a home to many ethnic residential neighbourhoods. The manufacturing, agriculture and the tourism industries are major players in the region.
The City of Surrey is comprised of various neighbourhoods. The "town centres", as they like to be called, include Whalley (also known as the City Centre of Surrey), Fleetwood, South Surrey, Guildford, Newton and Cloverdale. Together... they form the City of Surrey which, in turn, is part of the Metro Vancouver region (Greater Vancouver Regional District).
Located to the west of Surrey is the community of Delta, BC and to the east is the community of Langley, BC. North of Surrey is the Fraser River and the Tri-City communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, BC... and to the south is the community of White Rock, BC.
Surrey was once the home and hunting grounds of the First Nation people of British Columbia, Canada - most notably the Kwantlen First Nation people. The Kwantlen people lived and hunted on the banks of the Fraser River especially near Semiahmoo Bay and Boundary Bay. It was not until the late 1850s that the Europeans arrived and began building farms in the region.
Surrey, being a largely ethnic community, enjoys many cultural, traditional, historic and agricultural destinations, events, facilities and attractions. In the community there are art galleries, museums, fairgrounds, an art centre, live theatre, concerts, live dance, flea markets, gardens, harness racing, a "Punjabi Market" district, winery and wellness centres.
The City of Surrey provides many of the services and amenities that are considered important to travelers. Some of the main services include accommodations, attractions, restaurants, banks, gas stations, grocery stores, fine dining, coffee houses, pubs, liquor stores, casino, internet, shopping malls, gift stores and transportation (taxi, bus and sky train).
There are some historic sites which appeal to travelers to Vancouver. The Semiahmoo Heritage Trail was the first designated heritage site in the city. There are also other destinations of history to consider visiting like the Historic Stewart Farm, Redwood Park treehouse and the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Museum.
One of Surrey's catch phrases is "The City of Parks ". At last count there are said to be over 600 parks, green space areas and recreational trails located throughout the Metro Vancouver community. Some of the parks include the Green Timbers Park, Crescent Beach, Serpentine Fen Park, Boundary Park, Surrey Lake, Elgin Heritage Park, Holland Park, Tynehead Regional Park, Mud Bay Park, Redwood Park, Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve, Blackie Spit Park and Bear Creek Park.With so many parks and green space areas covering an area of 2,200+ hectares... and with the Fraser River to the north and two more rivers (Nicomekl and Serpentine Rivers) flowing through the community... it is easy to see why there is plenty of opportunity for adventure and activity in the Surrey - Vancouver region.
Vancouver traveler will find many adventures and activities in the region of Surrey include golfing, birdwatching, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, sailing, boating, canoeing, ocean kayaking, sightseeing and farm tours.